Of all the things that happen at an Early Education/Child Care Center, perhaps the most puzzling, to parents, is the inconsistency of teachers in their child’s classroom.
Welcome to another academic year with us at The Primeron. We had such a great summer with fun water activities, playing outside, going for walks, coloring with chalk on the sidewalks, and so much more. Now that the weather has decided to get a little cooler and dryer (most days), we are looking forward to a fun Fall with some exciting new educational programs and new systems to help keep you better informed about your child’s day and learning with us. Stay tuned for more details coming out soon!
Should you start teaching your child the basics (numbers, alphabets, words) at the age of 4? How about 3? 2 maybe? 1 perhaps? Well, the answer is yes!
It seems that homework has recently become controversial – is it good or not? In reality, the debate has been around for a very long time. In the late 19th century, and very early 20th century, homework was considered “bad” and California even went to the extent of passing a law in 1901 abolishing homework…
“Boring” tasks are important to teach persistence and discipline in a world where children are exposed to a lot of high-octane video games, immediate gratification of all basic needs (hungry? Just go to the refrigerator and eat something – they don’t have to wait for a parent to go stalk a deer, kill it, skin it, then cook it), and continuous colorful and interactive toys…
One can always find a study or experiment that supports one’s view. For example, even today there are societies dedicated to proving that the earth is flat (see References for link). Education, especially early education, is no exception. For example, there are some that say homework is bad for children and some that say homework is good for children…
Whereas there are many studies that are important, we will list just a few that will convey the importance of optimal early education.
Welcome to the New School Year
Well, here it is again…a new school year. We are very excited to start the second year of our much-acclaimed curriculum and teaching methods.
There are many new things that have happened. We have made significant improvements in our infrastructure (please see other articles in newsletter), our curriculum, and staffing patterns.
What’s New in 2017?
First we would like to thank all parents and staff for a successful 2016! We have received a large amount of feedback on how much all our children are learning in their classrooms and this pleases us to no end! After all our mission is “to educate our children to their maximal potential – everyday!”
Curriculum Established – Refinement Continues
The new curriculum initiated in September 2015 has been quite a success. Parents, teachers, and of course most importantly, the children, have welcomed the new curriculum with much enthusiasm. The increased structure and academic focus has really been popular with the children (at least the vast majority). They are enjoying the learning and feel proud and accomplished when they are able to recite their lessons for the week with ease by the time Friday rolls around.